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Esri Technical Certification: Sample Questions for ArcGIS Desktop Developer Associate

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  • Format: Web Course
  • Duration: 1 module (60 minutes)
  • Price: Free
  • ArcGIS Version: 10.1
  • Authored by Esri

This set of sample questions is designed to help you prepare for the ArcGIS Desktop Developer Associate certification exam. Prospective candidates are encouraged to use this free resource to understand how exam questions are structured and to help assess their ArcGIS, ArcObjects, and Python knowledge and skills related to:

  • Creating and modifying data.
  • Manipulating local and online content.
  • Performing geoprocessing tasks.
  • Creating custom tools, commands, and add-ins.
  • Creating and deploying ArcGIS Runtime and ArcGIS Engine applications.

Each question includes an explanation of the correct answer. After working through the set of questions, you will have a clearer understanding of how certification exam questions are structured and your readiness to take the exam.

The sample questions provided in this course do not reflect the full scope, distribution, or difficulty of actual certification exam questions. The course is not intended to be a graded assessment or a simulation of the actual testing environment; therefore, no certificate of completion will be provided. Correctly answering sample questions does not guarantee that a candidate will pass an Esri technical certification exam.

Individuals planning to take version 10.1 of the ArcGIS Desktop Developer Associate certification exam


Familiarity with ArcGIS technologies and experience developing desktop applications that support GIS data analysis, editing, and production; map visualization; and map output

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